Tailored Behaviour of Scrap Copper Matrix Composites Reinforced with “Zn-Ni-Al” Low Cost Shape Memory Structures

Mihlyuzova L., ENGİNSOY H. M., Bayraktar E., Slavov S., Dontchev D.

SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 2021, Virtual, Online, 14 - 17 June 2021, pp.49-53 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-86741-6_9
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-53
  • Keywords: Bending test, Compression Test, High strength, Memory shape effect, Scrap copper based composites
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, The Society for Experimental Mechanics.The copper-aluminium (Cu-Al-Zn-Ni) based structures show shape memory behaviours that are low cost engineering applications, such as actuators, valves, etc., regarding to Ni-Ti-Al structures. These alloys have a useful transformation temperature that can be modified to lie between −100 and 100 °C (sometimes ±50 °C). For low cost production, a combined method through powder metallurgy processes (sinter-Forging) without using the grain size control additives. In the frame of the common research project, production of the scrap thin sheet copper based composites reinforced with scrap commercially pure aluminium (AA1050) and zinc produced through the combined method, sinter-forging process will be discussed for a tough structure.